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Scope and policy


Nómadas wants its articles to be of the highest academic quality. To guarantee this, has defined that there has to be a responsible group for the academic coordination of each issue. It has both an academic and a scientific committee of prestige and scientific production, and establishes quality control mechanisms by peer reviewing.

The topics published in Nómadas have a global perspective but also refer to regional Latin American problems.


Arbitration process


Both the indexed character of the journal as its vocation to have a high quality publication makes us peer review all the articles, process made by two academic peers that are recognized in the article's topic. Each article is sent to the two evaluators who, in the end, decide about its publication. If the evaluators' concepts are contradictory, a third evaluator settles the problem.

The evaluators read critically the articles and present their written concept, according to specific parameters.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

  • Initially, those interested in participating in the monographic section of each issue, the theme of which is announced in the previous edition of Nómadas, can send a summary to the magazine of a maximum of one page. The summary should identify the research from which the article was written, the problem it tackles, its perspective, and what the article can be expected to contribute. The magazine edition's coordinator will inform as to whether the article has been accepted so that the writer may proceed with drafting the text.
  • The receipt of articles does not necessarily imply that they will be published as the texts must be put through a rigorous evaluation process by academic peers.
  • If the arbitrators suggest adjustments to the text, the authors shall be responsible to deliver the new version no later than two weeks (15 days) after receiving the comments.
  • Articles to be published in Nómadas must be previously unpublished. As an exception, articles written in languages other than Spanish whose translations are unpublished and which are fundamental to the issue shall be exempted.
  • Authors of articles must authorize, in writing, the publication of their text in Nómadas in printed and virtual formats, as well any format which may be developed in the future, in order that the journal may reach diverse audiences.
  • All articles must be of investigative origin.
  • If an article is objected to or rejected by peers, the magazine shall be committed to inform the author of the evaluation results.
  • The text shall be double spaced and written in Times New Roman, 12 point. The paper shall be letter-size with top, bottom, and side margins of 2.5 cm.
  • The length of the article shall be a maximum of 9,000 words for the monographic theme, and 6,000 words for all other sections. This limit includes the summary in three languages, the author's biographical references, text research information, bibliography, and citations.
  • Article heading. First page of text.

  • Title, with a maximum of seven words.
  • Author's name along with his or her respective biographical reference, being a maximum of two lines in a footnote (academic discipline, latest degree, institution where currently working, town and country, and email).
  • Summaries of the article in Spanish, Portuguese and English, being a maximum of five lines each.
  • Six (6) key words, also in Spanish, Portuguese and English, which will serve as descriptors of the article.
  • A brief review, of a maximum of three lines, of the research from which the text originates, in a footnote (project name, objective, starting and ending dates, funding entity and entity which carried out the research).
  • Citations and Bibliography

  • Citations are of an explanatory nature. These shall be placed at the end of the text and identified with a sequential number.
  • The bibliographic citation shall be placed within the text, using parentheses to connect the author or authors, year of publication and page or pages, as follows: (Freire, 1970: 123-130). The book from which the citation is taken shall be connected to the bibliography.
  • The bibliography shall be elaborated in alphabetical order following the examples shown below:
  • When referring to books:
  • WINNER, Langdon, 1987, La ballena y el reactor, una búsqueda de los límites en la era de la alta tecnología, Barcelona, Gedisa.

  • When referring to articles taken from publications:
  • MUÑOZ, Darío, 2006, "Sexualidades 'ilegítimas'. Biopolítica heterosexista y política de reconocimiento", en: Nómadas, No. 24, Bogotá, Universidad Central Central - IESCO.

  • When referring to a chapter of a book:
  • ROSTAGNOL, Susana, 2004, "Posibilidades y limitaciones del activismo sociosexual en el contexto uruguayo", in: Josefina Fernández y Paula Viturro (comps.), Cuerpos ineludibles. Un diálogo a partir de las sexualidades en América Latina, Buenos Aires, Ají de pollo.

  • When the author is an institution:
  • MINISTRY of National Education, 1995, La Identidad, Bogotá, Colombia.

  • If the document is available on or was consulted on the Internet, a reference to where it was taken from must be cited and written between lesser than and greater than signs (< >) and the date of consultation must be cited, as follows:
  • LEÓN, O.; S. Burch y E. Tamayo, 2001, Movimientos sociales en la red, Quito, Latin American Information Agency, taken from <>, consulted in September 2006.


    Reception of proposals


    All the proposals must be sent to the e-mail


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